"If you're having trouble connecting to Zoom, we have identified the issue and are working on a fix," San Jose-based Zoom said in a statement at 10:23 a.m. EDT. "We're so sorry about the inconvenience."
The outage might have affected millions of employees, with meetings that have moved online in the pandemic, and students, in perhaps their first day of the new remote fall semester.
But Penn State student Conor Camazine tweeted the "This is fine" gif, adding the hashtag #zoomdown and observing, this "is definitely one way to get myself back into taking a full class load."
By 12:14 p.m. EDT, Zoom announced that "meeting and webinar service has been restored for the majority of users" and then at 12:44 p.m. EDT, the company declared that "everything should be working properly."
"We are continuing to monitor the situation," Zoom said. "Thank you all for your patience and our sincere apologies for disrupting your day."